Student trips to New York
The Big Apple
New York: a city without comparison. It draws people from all corners of the earth of many ethnic and religious origins and with a social stratum from the incalculably wealthy to the utterly destitute, unquestionably American, yet with an identity that is utterly different from any other US city.
An epicentre for architecture, art, business, design, economics, fashion, filmmaking, textiles, tourism and a myriad of other subjects, New York is a fascinating destination for students on any educational trip.
The list of excursions Equity provides for college or university trips is diverse, captivating and motivational.
The choice of restaurants, bars, cafes, galleries, music venues, tourist attractions, museums and shops in New York is seemingly endless. The accommodation selected is well located and suits various budgets. Equity has intimate knowledge of the destinations it provides for college and university trips, ensuring your stay will be easy and affordable.
N.B The basic 'from' prices do not include excursions, for a full package price...
How Equity can help
A typical Student tour to New York would run between 3 and 6 nights and would include air travel for 35 students and 3 staff. These numbers can be flexible to your requirements. Our basic price does not include excursions and will vary depending on the travel dates and the final itinerary.
Equity deal with all the administration of the excursions, the admissions, travel and accommodation details before your trip- allowing you to focus on the learning objectives for your students. While you are on your trip our support team can be contacted 24/7 should you require any assistance.
If you are interested in taking your students on a trip then fill out our quick 'get a quote' form and we will get back to you with a non-obligational, tailor made quote for your group trip.
New York Accommodation
West Side YMCA
- Just off Central Park
- Swimming Pool
The West Side YMCA Hostel is located just off Central Park West, close to the Lincoln Centre, Broadway and Carnegie Hall.
Location: Moments away from well known landmarks including Central Park, Lincoln Centre and Broadway, public transport is within reach too.
Facilities:Free Wi-Fi, full gym facilities, pool, housekeeping, 24 hour reception and security.
Accommodation: Single and double rooms available to staff, double rooms (bunks) for students. Same sex bathroom facilities located on each floor.
Meals: In house restaurant, meals in local restaurants can also be provided.
Comfort Inn Chelsea
- Trendy Chelsea location
- Basic, yet well equipped and comfortable
This hotel is located within the fashionable Chelsea area of Manhattan. Providing a view of the Empire State Building.
Location: Walking distance from Penn Station, Port Authority of New York, and 23rd Street Station. Numerous sites such as Chinatown, Central Park and the Museum of Modern Art are also a stones throw away.
Facilities:Free Wi-Fi, small gym, tour desk, 24 hour reception.
Accommodation: Single and doubles available to staff, double rooms up to 5 per room available to students. En suite bathroom facilities.
Meals: Buffet breakfast is available. Local restaurants can be arranged for dinners.
- Central Manhattan
- Full of charm and character
A hotel situated in central Manhattan on 31st street, this hotel is full of charm and character with its grand décor and welcoming reception. Located just a short walk from the Empire State building this popular hotel provides all the main amenities along with a shop, small meeting room.
Location: Short distance from public transport stops, Empire State Building 3 blocks away, numerous landmarks within easy reach.
Facilities:Small gym, small conference room, newsagents, luggage room, free Wi-Fi.
Accommodation: Single and double available for staff, doubles - up to 4 persons per room - available for students. All rooms en-suite, TV.
Meals: Local restaurants and diners can be arranged for meals.
Quick Tip: This is just a small sample of possible accommodations available. Please contact us for more information!
Below is a sample of Excursions Equity can organise for your trip to New York - for subject specific excursions have a look at the
recommended educational trips for New York
Spirit New York student dinner cruise
A Spirit cruise is the perfect way to enjoy spectacular panoramic skyline views of the city of New York in a fun and safe environment and includes a freshly prepared buffet, dance floor, DJ and on board games. The cruise route offers views of the Empire State Building, One World Trade Centre, the Statue of Liberty, Battery Park, Ellis Island, Governors Island, Brooklyn and Manhattan Bridge.
Private horse & carriage tour in Central Park
Horse-drawn carriages are the perfect way to experience the beauty of Central Park. Sit back and relax while you enjoy views of the many historical landmarks including the Wollman Ice Rink, the Conservatory Garden, the Central Park Reservoir, the Bow Bridge, the Central Park Carousel and the Central Park Zoo. Reserve a private ride to ensure availability and to benefit from a discounted rate.
Combine the glitter and glamour of the world’s most famous faces with an interactive educational experience at Madame Tussauds. Located in Times Square, this safe and climate controlled activity is perfect for the day or early evening. Enhance your experience by adding a Behind the Scenes, Business & Marketing or The French Revolution seminar to your itinerary for a small cost.
One Liberty Observation Deck
Visitors get a breathtaking 360º views of the historic Philadelphia skyline from the enclosed observation deck. See the whole city from above and learn about Philly's rich history and culture with interactive touchscreens and free daily tours. One Liberty is one of the best places to take photos in the city and an ideal add-on to your itinerary.
Empire State Building
Visit the number one attraction in New York! The Empire State Building is a 102-story landmark Art Deco building at the intersection of Fifth Avenue and West 34th Street. Its name is derived from the nickname for the state of New York, The Empire State. It stood as the world’s tallest building for more than forty years, and following the destruction of the World Trade Centre towers, it once again became the tallest building in New York City. The night time views are amazing!
Top of the Rock
With the country facing economic catastrophe and the world between two wars, John D. Rockefeller’s vision for his centre never wavered. Rockefeller Centre and the observation deck were his gifts to Manhattan; a place for locals and visitors to marvel at the city he loved. Offers the best views of Central Park and of the Empire State Building. Best views in the daytime!
Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island Cruise
Experience the grandeur of mid and lower Manhattan on the Semi-Circle Cruise. You’ll enjoy magnificent views of the world’s premier skyline and a close up view of the Statue of Liberty. As you sail down the Hudson river, you will see the Battery; go up the East River and under the Brooklyn, Manhattan and Williamsburg Bridges all the way to the United Nations and back. Take either a 2 hour or a 75 minute cruise. Full commentary on board.
9/11 Tribute Museum
The WTC Tribute Museum allows students to experience the personal stories of those who lost their lives in September 11th 2001 during the terror attacks on the World Trade Centre. Located in the Heart of Ground Zero. Audio tours are available
See where the iconic Twin Towers once stood before they were attacked in 2001 by terrorists and 3,000 tragically lost their lives. The memorial’s twin reflecting pools are each nearly an acre in size and are the largest manmade waterfalls in North America. Each waterfall is built into the footprint of where the two towers stood. There is a small administration charge for this excursion as advance visitor passes must be obtained. Please call us for details and prices.
Quick Tip: If you have an excursion in mind which you don't see listed, please get in touch anyway as we may still arrange it for you!
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Recommended Educational Trips to New York
Equity can recommend New York for the following subjects- click on the boxes for more information about subject specific itineraries and excursions.